Posted: Thu, March 07, 2013 | By: Scott Jackisch
I was invited to give a talk to a group of MBA students at University of San Francisco last week on the topic of Futurism.
I appreciated the opportunity to share some ideas with young people who will be going out into the world soon to try to make… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, March 07, 2013 | By: Maria Konovalenko
Longevity Party is an international union of people, who believe the main goal of each and everyone is development of scientific and technological progress, significant life extension and supporting unlimited enhancement of capabilities of a personality.
Longevity Party is the party of common sense.
Everyone has their own values in… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, March 06, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II
In his 2010 book The Grand Design, cosmologist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking writes that science has displaced philosophy in the enterprise of discovering truth. While I have great respect for Hawking both in his capacities as a physicist and in his personal qualities – his… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, March 05, 2013 | By: Maria Konovalenko
Yesterday the website for Global Future 2045 congress went live and I looked at the Speakers page.
Credible researchers, like Dr. George Church, Dr. Marvin Minsky, Dr. Ed Boyden, Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro and Dr. Peter Diamandis, are mixed with self-realized Siddha masters, Jewish mystical meditators and mahatmandaleshwars of… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, March 05, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty
Much has changed in Africa over the past decade.
Economic growth has averaged 5% annually over the last 10 years. As a result, the proportion of the African population living in poverty fell from 58 to 51% between 1995 and 2005.
In addition, significant gains have been made in a range… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, March 03, 2013 | By: Giovanni Santostasi
One of the deleterious effects of believing in a religion is in the idea that through this belief one would be assured some form of afterlife. This is a very damaging idea because it is an illusion, a fantasy, a false hope.
In the past religion offered people the soothing… Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, March 02, 2013 | By: Extropia DaSilva
(This article is based on a lecture I gave for Future Day. I have made some changes based on feedback I got during that lecture).
DOES TECHNOLOGY EVOLVE?
Technology: is it correct to say technology evolves? Sometimes, when I have referred to technological evolution during Thinkers discussions and elsewhere, other… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, March 01, 2013 | By: David Wood
I shouldn’t have been surprised at the controversy that arose.
The cause was an hour-long lecture with 55 slides, ranging far and wide over a range of disruptive near-future scenarios, covering both upside and downside. The basic format of the lecture was: first the good news, and then the bad… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, March 01, 2013 | By: Lincoln Cannon
(This Article Originally Appeared on Lincoln Cannon’s Blog HERE)
If mind is consciousness then it may not make sense to talk of mind being replaced by an electro-mechanical computer. It seems it would make more sense to talk of the substrate of consciousness, the brain, as one computational substrate… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013 | By: Stephan Kinsella
There is no denying that patent trolls—or “non-practicing entities”, companies that assert patents that do not cover any products they sell—impose large costs on the economy. See “Patent Trolls” Cost Productive Companies $29 Billion in 2011, Stall Innovation, and Hurt Small Businesses and Patent Trolls Cost The Economy Half A Trillion… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013 | By: Pubali R. Chaudhuri
So pervasive is India’s hatred for women that even watching an Indian film can be a painful experience for a feminist. You never know when the misogyny is going to pop up like a slap across your face, so casual, so unthinking, so normal, so everyday.
The routine insults to… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013 | By: Special Guest
by Sarah Ogden
Here is something that we all know – humans are social beings. We thrive in community and rely on each other for our very survival. We are inclined to participate in each other’s lives for our own health and happiness.
In order to do this,… Continue Reading
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